Master the Art of Listening

So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti as quoted by Daily Good

See video here.

Tip of the Day:
No wonder listening is an undervalued art. Research shows that we speak at a rate of about 125 words per minute, yet we have the capacity to listen to approximately 400 words per minute. So what are we doing with that extra space in our minds when someone else is talking? Are we really listening? This article offers seven pointers on how to sharpen our ability as listeners.

Be The Change:

  • Try honing your listening skills this week with some of the pointers shared in the article above.
  • Support compassionate action by listening attentively, from the heart and to the heart. Listen to yourself then expand the circle of compassionate listening to dear ones, workplace, the community and beyond.
  • Check out this possible theme in support of the Charter for Compassion launch!